It was only a matter of time before the shit hit the pan
EAST WILLISTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Schools in Nassau County have joined together to try and flush away a new fee they say will literally drain their budgets.
Every flush in every school could soon cost taxpayers, thanks to a new sewer use fee. However, school districts are fighting back against what they’ve dubbed a “toilet tax,” reports CBS 2’s Carolyn Gusoff.
“It is absurd,” East Williston School Board President Mark Kamberg said Tuesday.
Especially, critics said, at Wheatley School, which doesn’t even have sewers.
“We have septic tanks and the water seeps into the ground,” Kamberg said.
Wheatley’s water goes into its own tanks, the ground or it gets consumed. Yet Wheatley, like all of Nassau’s schools, is expected to pay the new sewer fee imposed by County Executive Ed Mangano, who in effect said for too long not-for-profits have been getting a free flush.
“The free ride is over and homeowners will no longer subsidize this expense,” Mangano said.http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/03/20/ ... oilet-tax/